[R-SIG-Mac] How to correctly set up a browser on Mac?

Marius Hofert marius.hofert at math.ethz.ch
Tue Feb 28 14:52:04 CET 2012

Dear Didier,

This line you addressed shows: "Default web browser: Google Chrome.app

How does this help?

If I adjust ~/.Rprofile accordingly (using exactly "Google Chrome.app
(17.0.963)"), I get:

> help.start()
starting httpd help server ... done
If the browser launched by 'Google Chrome.app (17.0.963)' is already
    running, it is *not* restarted, and you must switch to its window.
Otherwise, be patient ...
sh: -c: line 0: syntax error near unexpected token `('
sh: -c: line 0: `Google Chrome.app (17.0.963) "" > /dev/null 2>&1 || Google Chrome.app (17.0.963) "" &'



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